Rectortown, Virginia Family Lawyers

Andrew Tank
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Award-winning family law attorney in Northern Virginia. Get the help you need!

Andrew Tank is an award-winning family law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He practices exclusively family law, and represents clients in Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia. Read More »
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Joseph Beale
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Aldie, VA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(571) 335-3735 25817 Racing Sun Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Joseph H. Beale has been providing exceptional legal services for individuals and families in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia for more than twenty years. Every client is important and with you he will develop a client centered strategy that fits your unique circumstances in order to meet your goals and achieve the best possible outcome for you in a cost effective, ethical and efficient manner. He believes in building strong and lasting relationships with clients based on trust, open communication and delivering results. He has a solid reputation as a skilled litigator and negotiator, earning a perfect 10...
William D. Ashwell
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Warrenton, VA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Dayton School of Law
BAR ADMISSIONS
- Virginia, 2012
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

EDUCATION
- University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
J.D. - 2012
Honors: Moot Court - Team Member, 2010-2011
- Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
B.A. - 2008
Major: English

REPRESENTTIVE CASES
- Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2017)
- Chacey v. Garvey, 781 S.E.2d 357 (Va. 2015)

CLASSES/SEMINARS
- Land Use and Zoning: Navigate Land Use/Zoning Regulations, Permitting Issues, Disputes and More; National Business Institute,...
Alyssa D. Phillips
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Warrenton, VA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Catherine M. Bowers
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Warrenton, VA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(540) 216-7160 49A East Lee Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Family and Divorce
The George Washington University Law School
Warrenton, VA Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(619) 990-8490 8711 N Wales Rd
Warrenton, VA 20186
Family and Divorce
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(703) 302-0827 1419 Moore Pl SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Family, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Front Royal, VA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(817) 521-1341 303 Henrico Rd
Front Royal, VA 22630
Family, Criminal and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Steven Goldman
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(571) 328-5020
Ext. 104
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family and Divorce
Albany Law School
Steven Goldman is a Partner at the Law Offices of Curran Moher Weis, P.C., one of the premier family law firms in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Through zealous advocacy, a well-balanced approach to negotiations, and a strong financial background, Mr. Goldman has had success litigating and settling highly contested divorces, custody matters, support matters, and other areas of family law practice. His success has earned him a positive reputation from his colleagues and peers in the matrimonial bar and, at the age of 30, he was recognized as one of the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Long...
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer
(800) 579-9864 2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
Family, Business, Criminal and Employment
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Matthew Joseph Yao
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 828-5299 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Virginia School of Law
I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Juvenile and Family Law, Immigration Law, and Elder Law.
Minji Kim
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Virginia Family Law Attorney

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Andrei J. Kublan
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Virginia Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of Richmond School of LawUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Michael Christopher Miller
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Vienna, VA Family Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(703) 883-3707 1945 Old Gallows Road
Suite 205
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Akron
Michael Miller is a partner at Cole Miller PLLC, located in Vienna, Virginia. Providing representation to clients in the northern part of the state, in particular the area adjacent to the District of Columbia, he focuses his practice entirely on family law matters, including divorce and such related issues as property division, child custody and visitation, alimony and child support. Mr. Miller also has experience with the preparation of wills and other estate planning documents.

Mr. Miller is especially well-positioned to represent armed forces personnel who are going through a divorce after serving for seven years as a judge advocate in...
Ariel L. Baniowski
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Ariel Baniowski is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Baniowski works in the firm’s Leesburg office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Baniowski is known as one of the more aggressive attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C., and has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases.

Ms. Baniowski's work ethic and drive are unmatched. To...
Sarah C. Collins
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 361-8246 9255 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
Sarah Collins is a partner at The Manassas Law Group, P.C., practicing family law and criminal law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, and support cases. Ms. Collins represents clients in Manassas, Prince William County, and all across Northern Virginia. Before entering private practice, Ms. Collins served for two years as a law clerk in the Prince William County Circuit Court.
Anneshia Miller Grant
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Anneshia Miller Grant is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Ms. Grant works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Grant was born in Georgia and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She began her legal career at a law firm in Virginia Beach, where she practiced family law for four years before moving to Northern Virginia.

Ms. Grant is the mother...
Carly Jehlen Hart
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 934-8580 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 302
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
George Mason University School of Law
Carly Jehlen Hart focuses her practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense, domestic law, and civil litigation. Ms. Jehlen Hart has been practicing law since 2010 and joined the Firm as a Partner in 2019. As a lawyer, Carly appreciates being able to help her clients, and getting to know them, during what is usually a very difficult situation, and the opportunity to advocate for them not just in their litigation, but for them in their lives.
Ms. Jehlen Hart graduated from the University of South Florida with two Bachelors of the Arts degrees in Literature and Interdisciplinary Social...
Shirin Afsous
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Family
Suffolk University Law School
Shirin Afsous is as an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Afsous works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude with a Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Before law school, Ms. Afsous graduated cum laude from the University of...
James D. Livesay
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Virginia School of Law
James Livesay is the lead family law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., advising the custody and divorce lawyers in each of the firm's five offices. After graduating from the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1998-2001, where he received the Award for Trial Advocacy from The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, in 1998. He went on to receive Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals in 2000 and 2001 (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award)....
Laila Raheen
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(571) 208-1267 9408 Grant Avenue #402
571-208-1267
Manassas, VA 20110
Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Laila Raheen is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Ms. Raheen is known as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia.

Ms. Raheen is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law (cum laude) and the University of Toronto (with honors).

Ms. Raheen began her legal career in 2013 at a general practice law firm in Chantilly, Virginia. Working for several different firms in Northern Virginia over the next two years, she gained valuable experience in civil litigation and...
Andrew Tank
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Andrew Tank is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Mr. Tank works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients all across Northern Virginia.

Mr. Tank is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, equitable distribution, custody, visitation and support cases.


An attorney since 2007, Mr. Tank has firmly established himself as a leader in the Northern Virginia legal community. He has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference, serving as Program Chair for the Bar’s annual meeting from...
Adriana F. Estevez
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(571) 252-9322 19 East Market Street
Suite 203
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Immigration
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Adriana was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2013.

Throughout law school, Adriana worked for various nonprofit organizations in Virginia and Washington, D.C., focusing on immigration issues related to domestic violence victims, victims of crime, children, and family matters.

Upon graduation, Adriana moved to Virginia where she earned her license to...
Lindsay Connolly
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(540) 370-4140 303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Lindsay Connolly is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Connolly works in the firm’s Fredericksburg office, and represents clients in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.

Originally from Milford, Massachusetts, Ms. Connolly graduated magna cum laude from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She then earned her law degree from David A. Clarke Law School in Washington, D.C., graduating summa cum laude and the top female in her class.

Ms. Connolly is a...
Catherine M. Reese
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(703) 279-5140 10300 Eaton Place
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Catherine “Kate” Reese focuses her practice on the full spectrum of family law matters in the Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland regions. She has extensive trial experience in contested divorces, child custody and visitation matters, equitable distribution of assets, child and spousal support, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and marital agreements. Ms. Reese is known to be an aggressive and resourceful litigator when representing clients’ best interests. When Ms. Reese identifies matters that can be resolved more amicably and without the costs of litigation, she highly recommends alternate dispute resolution options such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative...
Jamel Rowe
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Jamel Rowe is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation, support and adoption cases. Ms. Rowe works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represent clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Rowe earned her J.D. from William & Mary Law School in 2012, after earning her B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 2007.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Rowe received a one-year legal fellowship with the National Council For Adoption...
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Jonathan P. McHugh
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20175
Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Family and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Jonathan McHugh is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Mr. McHugh works in the firm’s Leesburg office.

As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. McHugh is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Mr. McHugh is also experienced in the division of federal retirement benefits, including the FERS...
Alisa Chunephisal
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Family and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Alisa Chunephisal is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Chunephisal works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Manassas, and represents clients in Fairfax County, Prince William County and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Chunephisal grew up in Northern Virginia, attending Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington and James Madison University in Harrisonburg. She moved to Scottsdale, Arizona after her college graduation, but returned to the DC area to attend law school.

Ms. Chunephisal earned...
Amy Louise Mirabile
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(703) 691-3066 3050 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Amy L. Mirabile is a staff attorney at the Family Law & Mediation Center. Prior to joining Ms. Hoffman in 2011, she worked at KeislerLee, PLLC, for over six years focusing exclusively on family law. Ms. Mirabile also previously served as a law clerk to the four judges of the Arlington County Circuit Court. Ms. Mirabile is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Ms. Mirabile is currently a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar's Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course. She received the 2009...
Jason Alexander Weis
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(571) 328-5020 10300 Eaton Place
Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
George Mason University School of Law
As a native of Northern Virginia, I have here focused my practice on providing sound and balanced representation to clients navigating the difficult legal waters of family law, including contested divorce, custody, support, and equitable distribution. My persuasive style has been well received in courtrooms throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is sustained and continually nuanced by a body of experience sufficient to deliver sophisticated results for my clients. In 2015, for example, through negotiation or litigation, my firm handled the equitable distribution of more than half a billion dollars in assets. Business owners,...
Rebecca Janet Wade
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Alexandria, VA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 836-9030 500 Montgomery St.
Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Richmond School of Law
Partner Rebecca Janet Wade focuses on family law and criminal defense, representing clients in cases of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. She specializes in criminal and civil domestic violence cases, both defending clients who are facing that charge as well as representing victims of domestic violence. Ms. Wade has extensive experience with protective orders and laws involving physical abuse, assault and injury, emotional abuse, threats of violence, and more. Her work defending the mother of a young child left in a hot car seat received considerable media attention.

Ms. Wade grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated...
Melannie H. Dino
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(571) 208-1267 9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Family and Divorce
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Melannie Dino is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Ms. Dino earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications in 1996 from nearby Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She proceeded to earn her J.D. from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1999.

Ms. Dino then returned to Erie to work in the law practice of her father, a prominent bankruptcy lawyer in Erie for decades. It was there that Ms. Dino got her first taste of family law, working in the thriving family law practice of her father’s partner. The...
Amanda Stone Swart
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Amanda Stone Swart is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Stone Swart works in the firm’s Leesburg office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Stone Swart is originally from Boone, Iowa. She graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004, with Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Journalism. Upon graduation, Ms. Stone Swart worked on Senator Charles Grassley’s re-election...
Ryan Rambudhan
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 273-6431 4010 University Dr
#102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
Ryan Rambudhan is a dual practice attorney who specializes in Family Law and Criminal Litigation.

Criminal/Traffic
Having previously worked for a prosecutor's office in New York, Mr. Rambudhan brings a unique set of skills to the firm. He understands how police and prosecutors approach cases, and uses that knowledge to build a strategic defense for his clients who face criminal charges. Mr. Rambudhan believes in a three-step approach to accomplishing a solid defense: (1) diligent preparation and research; (2) effective and aggressive negotiations; and (3) desire and confidence to litigate any case if necessary.

Family Law
Having previously worked with one of the best...
Michael Barrett
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Annandale, VA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 6920 Braddock Road
B620
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I have been practicing family law and personal injury in the state of Maryland since 2003. I have helped many families deal with the heart ache of divorce and custodial issues related to divorce...helped clients deal with loss of income, transportation, and life activities due to being injured in a car crash. How may I help you?
Matthew Smith
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family and Divorce
American University Washington College of Law
Matthew Smith is a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Mr. Smith works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Smith has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases, custody, support, and military divorce cases. He is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the...
Abby McNelis
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Abby McNelis is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. McNelis works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Ms. McNelis graduated from The Pennsylvania State University before graduating from George Mason University School of Law. As a law student, Ms. McNelis won the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award.

After graduating from law school in 2018, Ms. McNelis completed a one-year judicial...
Kathleen M. Stotish Esq.
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Falls Church, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(703) 237-1200 201 Park Washington Ct
1st Floor
Falls Church, VA 22046
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
American University Washington College of Law
Kathleen Marie Stotish was born and raised in central New Jersey, and has called northern Virginia "home" for nearly a decade. She focuses her practice on business transactions and commercial litigation, and also works in the areas of collections/creditors' rights law, and family law. Ms. Stotish has also been certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Guardian Ad Litem for Incapacitated Adults. Ms. Stotish graduated cum laude from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2012. During law school, Ms. Stotish worked as a Law Clerk with the Law Offices of Jonathan Gelber,...
Syed Wali Raheen
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Chantilly, VA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(703) 544-0050 4229 Lafayette Center Dr
Suite 1300
Chantilly, VA 20151
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Fordham University School of Law and New York Law School
After completing his undergrad with honors at the University of Toronto in Canada, Mr. Raheen moved to New York and attained his Juris Doctorate Law Degree (J.D.) and Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) at the New York Law School and Fordham University School of Law, respectively. Following his post-doctorate graduation, Mr. Raheen worked with the prestigious NY law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he gained and reflected their successful motto of attention to detail in high quality work product. Mr. Raheen and his family moved closer to family in the DC...
Sarah Catherine Bruns
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(703) 777-1349 116 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Suite P
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
For over a decade, lawyer Sarah Bruns has been aggressively protecting the rights of her clients in Northern Virginia.

As a seasoned trial attorney, Sarah has defended individuals charged with Murder, Rape, Robbery, Theft, and Drug Possession/Distribution. Sarah also has extensive experience in representing clients charged with traffic offenses such as Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI), and Hit and Run. While some crimes carry more severe penalties than others, Sarah handles every client’s case knowing that it is the most important one for that client. She believes that no client should be treated as if...
Joan Heishman Proper
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Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 291-6660 Judiciary Place
9300 W. Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Education and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
In addition to representing clients in education, juvenile, family law and guardianship and conservatorship matters, Joan is also certified as a Guardian Ad Litem for incapacitated adults. She is qualified to represent incapacitated adults in guardianship, conservatorship, and family law matters.
Eric Bradley Stone Esq.
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Stafford, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(540) 657-0111 1303 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Eric Stone Law, PC, serves people in the cities of Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Quantico as well as Stafford County, Prince William County, and Spotsylvania County in Virginia
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

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